Lyft, the Carstached ride-sharing startup, has just introduced a long-awaited feature to its official iOS app.
Lyfts chief competitor, Uber, has offered fare-splitting since July last year. And now, Lyft has begun providing the option to its riders as well through its iPhone app. As it notes in a new blog post:
To start dividing and conquering, open the ride options menu and select Split payment. Invite up to five friends from your Contacts list, then wait for them to accept the split in their app. Its fast, secure, and super easy.
As indicated in the image above, a $0.25 fee is applied when Lyfts fare-splitting feature is used.